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Old 12-25-2005, 02:57 PM   #1
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Smelly hat
Ok............small catastrophe here - hats that I knitted from handpaintedyarn.com - the bulky wool - well I handwashed in the hopes of removing the faint vinegar aroma, and folks, the smell that was UNDER the vinegar is horrible! It smells more like dirty animal than wet wool, if you know what I mean.

Any ideas on what might remove the smell? I am going to go ahead and deliver - but am going to take an assortment of other yarn and will just make them both another hat from whatever they pick from the stash. I wouldnt wear this. I can't expect them to.
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Old 12-25-2005, 03:06 PM   #2
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What a bummer! May be if you soak them/it for a long time in a pleasant smelling wool wash soap? Then, I don't know where you live but if it's very cold outside put them outdoors (on a porch or somewhere). I actually read that when it's very cold out there are ozones in the air that will clean wool sweaters because ozones or something to do with them are in dry cleaning fluid. I'm not kidding! In the old old days people cleaned their wool rugs this way, leaving them outdoors overnight or more.

just a thought. maybe the 2 of those combined will get rid of the smell
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Old 12-25-2005, 07:47 PM   #3
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anybody else have the Smelly Cat song in their head? :rollseyes:


anyway i think i would suggest the same things i would for people with smelly teddy bears. putting them shut up in a bag with a dryer sheet or a yankee candle. leaving them out in the fresh air...things like that.

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Old 12-25-2005, 09:10 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by brendajos
anybody else have the Smelly Cat song in their head? :rollseyes:
I *didn't* until you mentioned it! I'll be hearing that in my head all night long at work!
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We were singing "smelly cat" all day!!!!! Actually they did seem to air out as they dried - and I suggested they leave them outside overnight too.....I was much more anal than anyone else about it! Thanks for the tips!
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I was singing "smelly, hat, smelly, hat, what are they feeding you?" before I even clicked on the thread
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Old 12-26-2005, 09:09 AM   #7
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I was singing "smelly, hat, smelly, hat, what are they feeding you?" before I even clicked on the thread
Me too!

It's been in my head already since seeing that episode where Phoebe teaches it to Chrissie Hynde...of course now it's "smelly hat, smelly hat, it's not your fa-a-ault"
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YUP! ME TOO! (but wouldnt you EXPECT that of me?)

Smelly Hat...smelllly hat
What did they knit you with?
Smelly hat...smelly hat
Its not your fault!
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